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SUBMISSIONS

The Asylum Diaries: Anatomy

Submissions are open!

We are looking for short fiction, long fiction, and poems for our 2019 Anatomy zine!

Body horror. Blood. Gore. We want Clive Barker, David Cronenberg, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, H.P. Lovecraft. We want Re-Animator, Horns, Cronos, Tusk. We want fixations of the flesh, mutations and metamorphosis, we want futuristic hideous deformities. We want to know what it means to be human, what it means to occupy a body, what it means to have a soul.

 

We want to know your animalistic desires, your hedonistic fantasies, your bloody fixations. Give us your gore. Give us your own flesh and blood. Give us your pain, your sorrow. But above all, give us your best.

Scare us. Make us feel uncomfortable. Make us question the skin we live in. And remember - write to impress our body horror specialist editor, Claire Fitzpatrick.

Word count:
Short fiction – Up to 2,500 words
Long fiction – From 2,500 – 7,500 words
Poems – No line restrictions

Payment:

Short fiction and long fiction –  $15

Poems – $5

Submissions open all year round. Email: owp.submissions@gmail.com

The Asylum Diaries: Arkham

Submissions are open!

We are looking for short fiction, long fiction, and poems for our 2019 Lovecraft zine!

Authors MUST have a vague idea of Lovecraft’s mythology and his writing style. We don’t want all stories about C’thulhu. You are more than welcome to use deities within the mythos. Create your own, if you can – Lovecraft himself encouraged other writers to add to the mythos.

 

Don’t feel constrained in what you’re writing. Make your stories terrifying. If you haven’t read Lovecraft, read it. We want your stories structured like Lovecraft’s writing style. His stories tend to be more narration than anything else. What is narrated shapes his story arcs overall, creating a long lead with little action followed by a sudden burst of horrific revelation at the end.

 

Scare us. Intrigue us. Unsettle us. Beguile us. Make us question our own purpose in life. We want weird horror, cosmic horror, existential horror.

Word count:
Short fiction – Up to 2,500 words
Long fiction – From 2,500 – 7,500 words
Poems – No line restrictions

Payment:

Short fiction and long fiction – $15

Poems – $5

Submissions open all year round. Email: owp.submissions@gmail.com